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Bribie to house $4m aquarium

AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Government will pour $4 million into a new state-of-the-art fish tank and research aquarium at Bribie Island.

The 650m² tank, as well as 64 smaller tanks that will hold up to 10,000 litres of water, will be built as part of a revamp of the government's Bribie Island Aquaculture Research Centre (BIARC).

Scientists from the Southern Fisheries Centre at Deception Bay will be relocated to the new-look facility, with construction expected to begin by the end of the year.

Primary Industries and Fisheries Minister Tim Mulherin said the expansion would allow scientists to conduct world-class research on a range of freshwater and marine species.

"The new and improved facilities will allow important research such as pest fish control strategies and also stocking strategies for Murray-cod, silver perch and eel-tailed catfish," Mr Mulherin said.

Source: The Brisbane Times

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